Feeds

HTC chief exec to focus on designing new mobes, sticks Wang in sales etc

Chairwoman will have to do most of his other chores

Intelligent flash storage arrays

HTC's chief executive has delegated some of his operational duties to his company's chairwoman and co-founder so he can concentrate on reviving the firm's smartphone business.

CEO Peter Chou is stepping back from some of his tasks in sales, marketing and supplier relationships so that he can focus on product development, the Financial Times reported.

“I have become very focused in the past couple of months. Before that I was too busy,” said Chou. “I took on too many things. I need to be more focused on innovation and [the] product portfolio.”

HTC has been enduring a slow topple from the top of the smartphone heap, joining mobile-makers like Nokia and BlackBerry, which were once the cream of the mobile crop, at the bottom of the list.

Chou has handed over some of his brief to the firm's long-serving chairwoman Cher Wang, who placed 56th in the Forbes “100 most powerful women” list last year.

The company's last quarterly result featured a larger than expected loss and the first since it started selling its own brand of phones. The firm's market share has dropped from around 11 per cent two years ago to just 2.6 per cent today, according to beancounters at Canalys. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe
I'll have a handset delivered. Judge us after you try us...
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.